Cheng Ji
"Through the guidance of the team, training and racing with teammates and coaches, he learned what it took to be a professional cyclist."

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Cheng Ji
China

Cheng started out running and experienced much success before getting the opportunity to enter a sports school. In 2002 he moved over from running to cycling, fell in love with the sport after his first race, and wanted to show that Chinese riders can become professional cyclists.

Cheng has been part of the team since the start. When he first arrived he didn’t knew a lot about the “European” style of cycling. Through the guidance of the team, training and racing with teammates and coaches, he learned what it took to be a professional cyclist. Since joining the team he has improved greatly through hard work, expert guidance, and a focus on innovation and improvement.

Since coming to Europe, Cheng has dreamed of participating in the world’s biggest bike race, the Tour de France. He has already made history by being the first Chinese rider to participate in the Vuelta a España and Giro d’Italia.

This coming season he will be dreaming of riding the Tour de France. To be able to realize this dream, he has made a plan with the experts to improve his base conditioning and his general strength.

COUNTRY
China
DATE OF BIRTH
15/07/1987
Height
178cm
Weight
67kg
Riders Type
All-rounder
Description
Team player, funny and intelligent


Q&A Cheng Ji
Information about your family/brothers/sisters
I have a father, mother and a sister who live in Beijing.
Best result so far?
My best result was when I won the first stage of the 2008 Tour of South China Sea.
What is the most beautiful place you have ever been with the bike?
During races I simply don’t have time to look around me but my training region in the Netherlands and our team base in Altea Hills, Spain are great.
What is your favourite race?
I don’t have just one special race but I always enjoy stage races.
What is your best recipe?
I am a good cook, so I have many dishes that I like to make.
What kind of books do you read?
I don’t read many books, I prefer to search and read articles on the internet.
What kind of music do you like?
I like all kinds of music.
What has been the most important moment in your career?
When we crossed the finish line at the 2012 Vuelta a Espana, and being the first Chinese rider who has ever raced the Vuelta, I finished it and also experienced a hugely successful race with team which was incredible.
Which race are you most proud of?
I really hope that will be this year’s Tour de France.
What has the hardest moment been on the bike in your life?
When I was recovering from a crash in 2011. After the crash I really couldn’t push on the bike and couldn’t gain any speed, even descending I had problems. To come back to my old level was very hard.
If you weren't a rider what would you be?
I would do something with cycling in China, probably a team manager and work for a cycling team.
What would you do with 1million dollar/euros?
Travelling around the world and see all the different kinds of nature and amazing places.
What has cycling taught you?
To believe in yourself.
What are your interests away from cycling?
Cooking and fishing.

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Date Result Race Distance WT-Points
05/07 » 27/07 Tour de France
104 Points Classification
164 General Classification
27/07 164 Stage 21 137.5
26/07 162 Stage 20 Time Trial 54
25/07 164 Stage 19 208.5
24/07 161 Stage 18 145.5
23/07 159 Stage 17 124.5
22/07 145 Stage 16 237.5
20/07 171 Stage 15 222
19/07 160 Stage 14 177
18/07 162 Stage 13 197.5
17/07 177 Stage 12 185.5
16/07 148 Stage 11 187.5
14/07 176 Stage 10 161.5
13/07 169 Stage 9 170
12/07 184 Stage 8 161
11/07 176 Stage 7 234.5
10/07 185 Stage 6 194
09/07 191 Stage 5 155.5
08/07 192 Stage 4 163.5
07/07 170 Stage 3 155
06/07 176 Stage 2 201
05/07 191 Stage 1 190.5
25/06 118 Halle-Ingooigem 199.9
18/06 » 22/06 Ster ZLM Toer GP Jan van Heeswijk
115 General Classification
22/06 98 Stage 5 173.7
21/06 103 Stage 4 186.7
20/06 123 Stage 3 190.5
19/06 128 Stage 2 183.9
18/06 122 Prologue 7
28/05 » 01/06 Baloise Belgium Tour
123 General Classification
01/06 104 Stage 5 178.7
31/05 129 Stage 4 184
30/05 115 Stage 3 Time Trial 16.7
29/05 142 Stage 2 170.4
28/05 116 Stage 1 173.6
24/05 » 25/05 World Ports Classic
95 General Classification
25/05 92 Stage 2 159
24/05 88 Stage 1 195
16/05 » 18/05 Tour de Picardie
95 General Classification
18/05 73 Stage 3 170.5
17/05 101 Stage 2 176.5
16/05 67 Stage 1 191
01/05 DNF Rund um den Finanzplatz Eschborn-Frankfurt 202
27/04 DNF Lige - Bastogne - Lige 262.9
23/04 DNF La Flche Wallonne 199
16/04 DNF De Brabantse Pijl - La Flche Brabanonne 203.1
09/04 151 Scheldeprijs 201
05/04 DNF Volta Limburg Classic 196
24/03 » 30/03 Volta Ciclista a Catalunya 163.9
29/03 DNF Stage 6 163.9
28/03 129 Stage 5 222.2
27/03 158 Stage 4 166.4
26/03 163 Stage 3 162.9
25/03 162 Stage 2 171.2
24/03 165 Stage 1 165.7
19/03 DNF Nokere Koerse - Danilith Classic 199.3
07/03 » 09/03 Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen 185.9
09/03 DNF Stage 2 185.9
08/03 146 Stage 1 182.9
07/03 170 Prologue 7
02/03 DNF Valence Drme Classic 189
01/03 DNF Classic Sud Ardche - Souvenir Francis Delpech 200
05/02 » 08/02 Dubai Tour
105 General Classification
08/02 80 Stage 4 120.5
07/02 84 Stage 3 162.3
06/02 116 Stage 2 121.6
05/02 84 Stage 1 Time Trial 10.1
Date Result Race Distance WT-Points
11/10 » 15/10 Tour of Beijing
69 General Classification
15/10 87 Stage 5 117
14/10 79 Stage 4 150.5
13/10 67 Stage 3 176
12/10 79 Stage 2 201.5
11/10 53 Stage 1 190.5
01/09 DNF GP Ouest France - Plouay 248.3
23/08 70 Dutch Food Valley Classic 192.3
27/07 » 03/08 Tour de Pologne
109 General Classification
03/08 105 Stage 7 Time Trial 37
02/08 111 Stage 6 192
01/08 128 Stage 5 160
31/07 118 Stage 4 231
30/07 133 Stage 3 226
28/07 133 Stage 2 195.5
27/07 133 Stage 1 183.5
02/06 DNF Ronde Van Zeeland Seaports 197.2
04/05 » 26/05 Giro dItalia 169
09/05 DNS Stage 6 169
08/05 167 Stage 5 203
07/05 180 Stage 4 246
06/05 205 Stage 3 222
05/05 23 Stage 2 Time Trial 17.4
04/05 193 Stage 1 130
21/04 » 28/04 Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey
127 General Classification
28/04 148 Stage 8 121
27/04 175 Stage 7 124.5
26/04 165 Stage 6 182
25/04 79 Stage 5 183
24/04 118 Stage 4 164
23/04 138 Stage 3 152
22/04 134 Stage 2 153
21/04 159 Stage 1 143.3
30/03 DNF Volta Limburg Classic 196
23/03 » 24/03 Critrium International 176
24/03 DNF Stage 3 176
23/03 114 Stage 2 Time Trial 7
23/03 121 Stage 1 89
17/03 DNF Milano-Sanremo 245
09/03 DNF Albert Achterhes Pet Ronde van Drenthe 195.5
01/03 » 03/03 Driedaagse van West-Vlaanderen 181.8
03/03 DNF Stage 2 181.8
02/03 171 Stage 1 185.1
01/03 158 Prologue 7
24/02 DNF Clasica de Almeria 182.3
17/02 » 20/02 Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista Del Sol
106 General Classification
20/02 107 Stage 3 182.7
19/02 109 Stage 2 190.7
18/02 97 Stage 1 163.9
17/02 105 Prologue 6
Date Result Race Distance WT-Points
20/10 » 28/10 Tour of Hainan
55 General Classification
28/10 77 Stage 9 103.2
27/10 60 Stage 8 141.6
26/10 54 Stage 7 215.7
25/10 67 Stage 6 171.9
24/10 69 Stage 5 207.8
23/10 65 Stage 4 163.9
22/10 66 Stage 3 194
21/10 97 Stage 2 145.6
20/10 71 Stage 1 112.7
18/08 » 09/09 Vuelta a Espana
175 General Classification
09/09 162 Stage 21 111.9
08/09 173 Stage 20 169.5
07/09 177 Stage 19 178.4
06/09 165 Stage 18 186.4
05/09 177 Stage 17 177
03/09 178 Stage 16 185
02/09 179 Stage 15 186.7
01/09 173 Stage 14 152
31/08 188 Stage 13 172.7
30/08 148 Stage 12 184.6
29/08 190 Stage 11 Time Trial 39.4
28/08 172 Stage 10 166.4
26/08 192 Stage 9 194
25/08 193 Stage 8 175
24/08 193 Stage 7 160
23/08 190 Stage 6 174.8
22/08 157 Stage 5 172
21/08 140 Stage 4 155.4
20/08 176 Stage 3 153
19/08 137 Stage 2 180
18/08 19 Stage 1 Time Trial 16.2
01/08 » 05/08 Vuelta a Burgos
114 General Classification
05/08 106 Stage 5 170
04/08 102 Stage 4 170
03/08 89 Stage 3 159
02/08 120 Stage 2 141
01/08 131 Stage 1 135
23/05 » 27/05 Tour of Belgium 212
27/05 DNF Stage 5 212
26/05 143 Stage 4 Time Trial 20.5
25/05 153 Stage 3 163
24/05 138 Stage 2 169.5
23/05 155 Stage 1 162
11/05 » 13/05 Tour de Picardie
131 General Classification
13/05 125 Stage 3 171
12/05 137 Stage 2 178.5
11/05 94 Stage 1 166.5
22/04 » 29/04 Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey
139 General Classification
29/04 80 Stage 8 120.4
28/04 112 Stage 7 123.8
27/04 154 Stage 6 179
26/04 164 Stage 5 177.8
25/04 80 Stage 4 131.7
24/04 158 Stage 3 151.8
23/04 151 Stage 2 153.3
22/04 162 Stage 1 135.2
27/03 » 29/03 Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde 14.7
29/03 DNS Stage 3 Time Trial 14.7
29/03 149 Stage 3 113.1
28/03 175 Stage 2 216.1
27/03 109 Stage 1 201.6
24/03 » 25/03 Critrium International
104 General Classification
25/03 103 Stage 3 179
25/03 118 Stage 2 Time Trial 6.5
24/03 106 Stage 1 89.5
17/03 140 Milano-Sanremo 298
Date Result Race Distance WT-Points
31/07 » 06/08 Tour de Pologne 201.5
04/08 DNF Stage 5 201.5
03/08 167 Stage 4 176.9
02/08 170 Stage 3 135.7
01/08 158 Stage 2 159.6
31/07 163 Stage 1 101.5
25/05 » 29/05 Tour of Belgium 170
29/05 DNF Stage 5 170
28/05 115 Stage 4 201
27/05 139 Stage 3 183
26/05 115 Stage 2 180
25/05 155 Prologue 5.6
18/05 » 22/05 Circuit De Lorraine Professionnel 149.5
22/05 DNF Stage 5 149.5
21/05 115 Stage 4 175.5
20/05 112 Stage 3 206
19/05 66 Stage 2 168
18/05 120 Stage 1 166
25/04 102 95th Rund Um Kln 203.5
24/04 DNF Lige-Bastogne-Lige
15/04 » 16/04 Albert Achterhes Pet Ronde van Drenthe 180.8
16/04 DNF Stage 2 180.8
15/04 119 Stage 1 180.1
02/04 DNF Hel van het Mergelland 195
26/03 DNF E3 Prijs Vlaanderen 202
27/02 68 Les Boucles du Sud Ardche - Souvenir F. Delpech 199.5
19/02 » 20/02 Tour Cycliste International du Haut Var 207
20/02 DNF Stage 2 207
19/02 138 Stage 1 168.8
10/02 DNF Trofeo Magaluf - Palmanova 158.5
09/02 OTL Trophe Dei 143
08/02 OTL Trofeo Inca-inca 157.2
07/02 114 Trofeo Cala Millor-cala Millor 172.4
06/02 173 Trofeo Palma de Mallorca 116
Date Result Race Distance WT-Points
11/10 » 19/10 Tour Of Hainan
23 General Classification
19/10 12 Stage 9 226.1
18/10 58 Stage 8 194.6
17/10 86 Stage 7 172.8
15/10 57 Stage 5 156.8
14/10 63 Stage 4 106
13/10 53 Stage 3 146.4
12/10 29 Stage 2 167.5
11/10 65 Stage 1 69
17/09 81 Kampioenschap Van Vlaanderen 182.6
15/09 132 Grand Prix de Wallonie 202.4
12/09 141 GP de Fourmies - La Voix du Nord 205
08/09 117 Memorial Rik Van Steenbergen 195.9
17/08 68 75th Gp Stad Zottegem 192.3
13/08 93 25th Dutch Food Valley Classic 201
17/07 » 25/07 Tour Of Qinghai Lake
70 General Classification
25/07 44 Stage 9 66
24/07 82 Stage 8 150.4
23/07 77 Stage 7
22/07 75 Stage 6 152.4
21/07 63 Stage 5
20/07 84 Stage 4
19/07 49 Stage 3 173
18/07 58 Stage 2
17/07 100 Stage 1 171
26/05 » 30/05 Tour of Belgium 173.7
30/05 DNF Stage 5 173.7
29/05 124 Stage 4 16.7
28/05 154 Stage 3 192.2
27/05 140 Stage 2 162.7
26/05 151 Stage 1 156.6
01/05 61 Ronde van Overijssel 201.7
24/04 53 Arno Wallaard Memorial 196
11/04 » 18/04 Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey
65 General Classification
18/04 38 Stage 8 158.5
17/04 41 Stage 7 114
16/04 53 Stage 6 194
15/04 92 Stage 5 208.6
14/04 60 Stage 4 209
13/04 81 Stage 3 170
12/04 35 Stage 2 181
11/04 84 Prologue 5.8
07/04 140 Scheldeprijs 205.4
05/04 91 94th Rund Um Kln
30/03 » 01/04 Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde
99 General Classification
01/04 88 Stage 4 Time Trial 14.75
01/04 108 Stage 3 112
31/03 93 Stage 2 188
30/03 103 Stage 1 198
27/03 DNF E3 Prijs Vlaanderen 203
21/03 DNF 4e Eneco Ronde Van Het Groene Hart 207.4
28/02 DNF Les Boucles du Sud Ardche - Souvenir F. Delpech 202.6
11/02 DNF Trofeo Magaluf-palmanova 158.5
10/02 OTL Dei Trophy 143
09/02 DNF Trofeo Inca-inca 157.2
08/02 178 Trofeo Cala Millor - Son Servera 173.5
Date Result Race Distance WT-Points
06/09 110 Grote Prijs Jef Scherens - Rondom Leuven
30/08 126 Chteauroux Classic De L'indre Trophe Fenioux
17/07 » 26/07 Tour Of Qinghai Lake
68 General Classification
26/07 75 Stage 10 99
25/07 47 Stage 9 165.2
24/07 56 Stage 8
23/07 79 Stage 7
22/07 62 Stage 6
21/07 111 Stage 5
20/07 113 Stage 4
19/07 92 Stage 3
18/07 94 Stage 2
17/07 120 Prologue
12/06 » 14/06 Delta Tour Zeeland 185.9
14/06 DNF Stage 2 185.9
13/06 141 Stage 1 181.7
12/06 124 Prologue 2.7
15/05 » 17/05 Tour De Picardie
74 General Classification
17/05 67 Stage 4 95.5
17/05 78 Stage 3 84.5
16/05 110 Stage 2 179
15/05 116 Stage 1 179.5
13/05 DNF Batavus Prorace 214.1
26/04 DNF Ronde van Noord-Holland 215.7
25/04 56 Arno Wallaard Memorial 175
31/03 » 02/04 Driedaagse De Panne-Koksijde 199
31/03 170 Stage 1 199
Date Result Race Distance WT-Points
14/12 » 21/12 13th Tour Of South China Sea
30 General Classification
21/12 45 Stage 8
20/12 51 Stage 7 108
19/12 44 Stage 6
18/12 42 Stage 5
17/12 27 Stage 4 104.2
16/12 50 Stage 3 111
15/12 50 Stage 2 80
14/12 1 Stage 1 80.5
11/11 » 19/11 Tour Of Hainan
77 General Classification
19/11 92 Stage 9 102.4
18/11 83 Stage 8 210.6
17/11 73 Stage 7 135.6
16/11 85 Stage 6 171.2
15/11 77 Stage 5 163.5
14/11 102 Stage 4 150.7
13/11 117 Stage 3 159.4
12/11 52 Stage 2 163.6
11/11 109 Prologue 3
11/07 » 20/07 Tour of Qinghai Lake
75 General Classification
20/07 102 Stage 10 110
19/07 55 Stage 9 168
18/07 116 ? 151
17/07 61 Stage 7 214
16/07 55 Stage 6 115
15/07 68 Stage 5 172
14/07 37 Stage 4 152
13/07 103 Stage 3 120
12/07 86 Stage 2 145
11/07 102 Prologue 4
13/06 » 15/06 1e DELTA Tour Zeeland 168
14/06 95 Stage 2 168
13/06 132 Prologue 3
04/06 » 08/06 Skoda-Tour de Luxembourg
07/06 61 Stage 4
06/06 79 Stage 3
05/06 39 Stage 2 177
04/06 104 Prologue
21/05 » 25/05 Circuit de Lorraine Professionnel 168
24/05 89 Stage 4 168
23/05 119 Stage 3 196
22/05 116 Stage 2 160
21/05 124 Stage 1 156
27/04 DNF Lige-Bastogne-Lige 261
08/04 » 11/04 Circuit Cycliste Sarthe - Pays de la Loire
71 General Classification
11/04 71 Stage 5 189
10/04 89 Stage 4 187
09/04 93 Stage 3 9
09/04 96 Stage 2 100
08/04 94 Stage 1 182
Date Result Race Distance WT-Points
22/09 101 Tour de Rijke 198
15/09 156 87th Paris-Bruxelles
14/07 » 22/07 Tour of Qinghai Lake
72 General Classification
22/07 87 Stage 9 110
21/07 54 Stage 8 168
20/07 69 Stage 7 151
19/07 54 Stage 6 208
18/07 78 Stage 5 115
17/07 113 Stage 4 172
16/07 109 Stage 3 152
15/07 47 Stage 2 120
14/07 52 Stage 1 146

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